Three-day on-line conference, Nov. 23-24-25, 2020

We are pleased to give notice of the next three-day conference organised by the Digital Humanities department at the University of Basel: “Digital Practices. Reading, writing and evaluation on the web”. The conference will take place online, November 23–25, 2020. 

Among the contents:


November, 24 – 14:30 – Discussion of limits and opportunities lying behind the operationalization of literary theory’s concepts, by Simone Rebora (Distant Reading Story World Absorption);

November, 24 – 16:50 – Detection of correlation between held belief and social condition in the analysis of two survey-based datasets, by Charles Lassiter (Big Data and Naturalized Social Epistemology: a New Frontier for the Digital Humanities);

November, 25 – 11:00 – Building of a database organizing information (names, dates, locations, parental relationships) extracted by means of HTR (Handwritten Text Recognition) provided by Transkribus, by Amanda C.S. Pinheiro (Extracting Data from Baptismal Records through Coding);

November, 25 – 15:30 – Topic Modelling techniques applied to short textual units at sentence and paragraph level and analysis of evaluative discourse, by Philipp Dreesen and Julia Krasselt (Evaluations of the Quran in Right-Wing Populist Media. Metapragmatic Sequence Analyses With Topic Modeling).


All talks will be given via Zoom. 

Here the complete program: (PDF)

The registration is open to all who are concerned > Free registration

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